PurposeThis paper aims to identify, using a literature review and expert panel input, what impedes organizations from implementing sustainable procurement, particularly in an emerging economy context.Design/methodology/approachThe extant literature review was carried out to explore and identify the barriers to sustainable procurement. Using interpretive structural modeling (ISM), the authors established a contextual relationship among the 22 identified barriers. These barriers are then classified into different categories, using the matrice d'impacts cross-multiplication applique an classment (MICMAC) technique, based on their driving and dependence power.FindingsThe findings improve our understanding of the critical barriers and their direct and indirect effect on each other in obstructing sustainable procurement practices. The study is the first of its kind in identifying the barriers to sustainable procurement and developing a hierarchical relationship among barriers using an integrated ISM-MICMAC methodology based on data from an emerging economy (Pakistan). With a focus on sustainable practices, this study also responds to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.Practical implicationsThe results of the hierarchical model help understand which barriers are the most crucial to be fixed immediately (i.e. absence of environmental laws and lack of consumer pressure) and how different barriers could influence each other, specifically in emerging economies. The practitioners can use the findings to make more informed decisions to mitigate the crucial barriers that could impede their goals of sustainable procurement.Originality/valueThe study is the first of its kind to identify the barriers to sustainable procurement and develop a contextual relation and hierarchical framework in the Pakistani context.

Shaikh, A., Qazi, A., Ali, I., Appolloni, A. (2023). Analyzing the barriers to sustainable procurement in an emerging economy: an interpretive structural modeling approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGING MARKETS [10.1108/IJOEM-07-2022-1082].

Analyzing the barriers to sustainable procurement in an emerging economy: an interpretive structural modeling approach

Appolloni, A
2023-01-01

Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to identify, using a literature review and expert panel input, what impedes organizations from implementing sustainable procurement, particularly in an emerging economy context.Design/methodology/approachThe extant literature review was carried out to explore and identify the barriers to sustainable procurement. Using interpretive structural modeling (ISM), the authors established a contextual relationship among the 22 identified barriers. These barriers are then classified into different categories, using the matrice d'impacts cross-multiplication applique an classment (MICMAC) technique, based on their driving and dependence power.FindingsThe findings improve our understanding of the critical barriers and their direct and indirect effect on each other in obstructing sustainable procurement practices. The study is the first of its kind in identifying the barriers to sustainable procurement and developing a hierarchical relationship among barriers using an integrated ISM-MICMAC methodology based on data from an emerging economy (Pakistan). With a focus on sustainable practices, this study also responds to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.Practical implicationsThe results of the hierarchical model help understand which barriers are the most crucial to be fixed immediately (i.e. absence of environmental laws and lack of consumer pressure) and how different barriers could influence each other, specifically in emerging economies. The practitioners can use the findings to make more informed decisions to mitigate the crucial barriers that could impede their goals of sustainable procurement.Originality/valueThe study is the first of its kind to identify the barriers to sustainable procurement and develop a contextual relation and hierarchical framework in the Pakistani context.
2023
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo
Esperti anonimi
Settore SECS-P/08 - ECONOMIA E GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE
English
Barriers
Impediments
Sustainable procurement
ISM
MICMAC
Shaikh, A., Qazi, A., Ali, I., Appolloni, A. (2023). Analyzing the barriers to sustainable procurement in an emerging economy: an interpretive structural modeling approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EMERGING MARKETS [10.1108/IJOEM-07-2022-1082].
Shaikh, A; Qazi, A; Ali, I; Appolloni, A
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